Everytime I hear about "Cisco Servers" I still stop and think for a few seconds, "Wait... Cisco? Servers?!" I haven't heard much about their value though. I'm not interested in their performance as far as CPU, disk subsystem and all that is concerned. I'm sure they stack up nicely if they use industry standard components; only the most tip-top applications would probably find something to pick on.
I'm more interested in how they behave from a SysAdmin-y viewpoint. Are BIOS updates forthcoming, what about low level management tools such as managing the BIOS versions across multiple servers, managing drivers (I'm thinking about HP's ProLiant Support Pack), out of band management (think iLO or DRAC), web site support (how easy is it to navigate the Cisco Server site when you're looking for soemthing), phone support, etc. and etc.
Does anyone here use Cisco servers and if so, would you be willing to share your expereince with them?